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    'Olive Kitteridge,' 'The Leftovers,' and the Uses of Disenchantment

    "Olive Kitteridge" abounds with death while "The Leftovers" bristles with absence, but only one of HBO's bleak offerings successfully traverses such rough terrain.

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    Casting: Charlie Hunnam Replaces Michael Fassbender in 'The Mountain Between Us;' Two More Join The Coen Bros' 'Hail Caesar!'

    Fox’s big romantic drama “The Mountain Between Us” has had a few bumps along the way. Gerardo Naranjo (Mexico's Best Foreign Language Film entry with “Miss Bala" in 2011) was scheduled to direct and Michael Fassbender was set to star alongside “The Wolf Of Wall Street” actress Margot Robbie. But a l...

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    Lisa Cholodenko & Frances McDormand's 'Olive Kitteridge' Impresses in Venice

    The biggest positive surprise at Venice is probably Lisa Cholodenko’s HBO miniseries, “Olive Kitteridge.” Starring those national treasures Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins as the title character and her pharmicist husband, Henry, the four-part series travels through their lives over some 25 ye...

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    15 Must-See Modern Noirs (CLIPS)

    The noir since 1960 is like pornography: it's hard to describe, but you know it when you see it. With "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" in theaters, it may be time to tackle the question more directly. To paraphrase Paul Schrader, what is a (modern) film noir?

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    Venice Film Fest to Honor Frances McDormand

    An award ceremony for McDormand will be held before a screening of Lisa Cholodenkos's "Olive Kitteridge."

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    Tribeca Review: How Did a Talented Documentarian Make a Terrible Narrative Feature? The Failures of Amy Berg’s 'Every Secret Thing'

    Documentaries, it seems, are never enough. You’re not a real filmmaker in this country unless you create sweeping narrative features.

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    Olive Kitteridge Gets HBO Miniseries Treatment with Lisa Cholodenko and Frances McDormand

    Elizabeth Strout's Pulitizer winning novel, Olive Kitteridge, is set for a four-hour miniseries at HBO.

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    Watch: Danger is Sean Penn's Middle Name in 'This Must Be the Place' Trailer (VIDEO)

    Fifteen seconds into the trailer for Paolo Sorrentino's "This Must Be the Place," and Sean Penn awkward laughing as has-been rock star Cheyenne -- a breathy giggle that emanates from lips tinged with red lipstick -- helps to immediately set the tone for the remaining minute and 45 seconds.

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